This is Purple Haze. Except for a tinge of magenta on the outer petals, the coloring of this rose is a very soft mauve or lavender. It makes a lovely cutting rose, for which reason it is popular with florists, though I haven’t been able to find it at plant nurseries.
This particular bloom is left over from a wedding here at the Bed & Breakfast last weekend. So you might be wondering why I chose to photograph it for the Daily Prompt given that today’s theme is dull.
Since it is drizzly and gray out today, it occurred to me that if I photographed the bloom outside the its color would illustrate dull in the sense of soft or not-intense while the weather would illustrate dull in the sense of as overcast or dreary … my intent being to show a little beauty on an otherwise dull day.
Not dull at all.
Thank you, Tom. I am glad that you don’t find the photo boring : )
You take a great photo Laurie. Dull yet sophisticated – I think you’ve succeeded in capturing the flower’s beauty
Thank you, Dan. I am glad that you liked the photo.
We have one very similar called “Blue Moon” – daren’t say it out loud as it will set my Dad off singing it all night
Blue Moon is a classic … both in the rose world and the rose world : )